On Demand: Health Equity at #AHA21

As you may know, health equity was a major focus of the AHA 2021 Scientific Sessions, with numerous sessions that focused on cardiovascular health disparities, equity in treatment of cardiovascular disease and plenty of original health equity research. Here is a run-down of some great presentations about important topics in cardiovascular health equity from #AHA21, … Read more

Health Equity, the Forgotten Pillar

This year’s AHA21 Scientific Session placed an intense spotlight on understanding and achieving health equity in cardiovascular health (CVH). AHA has a broad vision for being transformative in all of the ways that structural inequities influence health outcomes. Specifically, AHA’s 2024 Impact Goal states that: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. … Read more

From Race-Based Medicine to Fighting Structural Racism

“Race is the child of racism, not the father.” -Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me. BiDil, a combination of isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine, was approved by the FDA in 2005 to treat heart failure in African Americans— the first race-based indication in the U.S. Though some groups lauded this move as a win for … Read more